Coming into Tuesday’s game the Blue Rocks have lost six straight but on Tuesday night they turned two back to back wins in Tuesday’s double header vs the Carolina Mudcats.
In Game one the Blue Rocks pitching was fantastic and the offense found the juice in their bats to pound out the runs to clinch the victory.
Rocks starting pitcher Corey Ray threw an excellent game on Tuesday night and only allowing one run in 6.2 innings pitched. Ray was able to keep the Mudcats batters guessing all night and keep them off the board until his last inning.
His final stat line was he threw 6.2 innings, allowed 2 hits, 1 run,1 walk, 1 HR, and 8 strike outs.
The offense first got going in the first inning from left fielder Anderson Miller’s two run double that put the Blue Rocks up 2-0.
It was not until the 6th inning where the Rocks would do their real damage and score 3 runs in the inning. the scoring started when first baseman Robert Pehl hit a run scoring single to make the lead 3-0. Then Pehl scored when left fielder Anderson Miller walked and then right fielder Brandon Downes hit a sacrificed fly to make it 5-0.
The Rocks were not done scoring yet, they added four more runs in the 7th to make it a 9-0 lead. Miller and Pehl both had doubles in the innings that brought multiple runners home.
Rocks were 7 for 19 in runners in scoring position in Tuesday’s night Game one of the double header. Also, Rocks left 9 men on base.
In the Game 2 of the double header again the Rocks pitching was solid and this time the Rocks offense had just enough juice left to get Rocks to victory.
Rocks offense did not start to find their grove until the 6th inning where they plated four runs in the inning.
It all started by a run scoring single from second baseman Austin Bailey. Then first baseman Robert Pehl hit a two run double to make the lead 4-1.
Rocks were 4 for 11 with runners on base in the game and left 5 men on base.
In the 2nd game, Rocks pitching this time was a combined effort but still solid like Ray in the first game. Rocks starting pitcher Kyle Kubat went 3 innings, gave up 2 hits,1 run and strike out 3.
When the bullpen came in for relief, they did their job and only gave up 4 hits and one run in the next four innings.
Rocks look for their third straight win in this series tomorrow at 7:00 pm ET.